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Promoting Active Communities Award

Title: The Promoting Active Communities Award: Improvement of Michigan's Self-Assessment Tool.
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Name(s): Alaimo, Katherine, author
Bassett, Ellen, author
Wilkerson, Risa, author
Petersmarck, Karen, author
Mosack, Jennifer, author
Mendez, David, author
Coutts, Christopher, author
Grost, Lisa, author
Stegmier, Lori, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This project updated and improved the Promoting Active Communities Award (PAC), a Web-based assessment that enables communities to scrutinize their programs, policies, and environments related to physical activity, generating ideas and community commitment for improvements. Methods: A literature review, focus groups, and expert review guided PAC improvements. Results: Over 150 articles and audit measures in the fields of transportation, public health, and urban planning were reviewed. Indicators were identified, categorized, and evaluated for use in the PAC. Focus group participants communicated motivations, processes, and obstacles for completing the PAC and developing an action plan. Participants requested technical information to guide them in achieving active-living environments. Conclusions: Information gathered was used to improve the PAC Web site. A technical assistance document, Design Guidelines for Active Michigan Communities, was created to aid communities in creating active-living environments. The new PAC and Design Guidelines are available for public use at www. mihealthtools.org/communities.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0012 (IID)
Keywords: physical activity, health promotion, active living, public health, assessment tool
Citation: Alaimo, K., Bassett, E., Wilkerson, R., Petersmarck, K., Mosack, J., Mendez, D., Coutts, C., Grost, L., & Stegmier, L. (2008). The promoting active communities award: Development of Michigan's self-assessment tool. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 5(1), 4-18.
Subject(s): Public health
Social sciences
Cities and towns -- Study and teaching
City planning
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0012
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Journal of Physical Activity and Healt.
Issue: 1, 5

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Alaimo, K., Bassett, E., Wilkerson, R., Petersmarck, K., Mosack, J., Mendez, D., … Stegmier, L. (2008). The Promoting Active Communities Award: Improvement of Michigan's Self-Assessment Tool. Journal Of Physical Activity And Healt. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0012